GWEA Monthly Ministry Report
Jesus Invites Us to Go Fishing with Him.
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS, MARCH 2018
“JESUS INVITES US TO GO FISHING WITH HIM” (MK. 1:17)
Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mk. 1:17). What it really means is, “Follow me and I will teach you how to fish for people.” This is Jesus' ministry that He had intended for everyone - men, women, children; anyone who has come to know Jesus personally as their Saviour, Lord and God; regardless of where they live in the world.
Jesus’ invitation is the same for everyone. Just as it was for the disciples, so it will be for everyone until He returns. Those who have received Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are like His first disciples - fully equipped to go fishing with Jesus. He supplies the bait to attract the “people-fish” which is forgiveness of sin, the Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit, healing for the sick, and authority over the devil/evil spirits/demons.
But most importantly of all is the reservation written in the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5) for each believer; to live for eternity in the New Jerusalem (heaven) with Jesus. This is our hope and His promise to us. Along with His invitation, comes another promise that the Apostle Paul brings to our attention:
"And my God will supply every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Philip. 4:19). Jesus knows what is best for each one of us.
Fishing with Jesus is the most exciting adventure that we can ever have. Jesus told us that “he who believes in me will do the works that I do; and greater works (more works) than these will he do because I go to be with the Father (Jn. 14:12).
The most effective "bait" is our personal testimonies; telling people what Jesus has for done for us. "And they have conquered him (devil/satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony for they loved not their lives even unto death” (Rev. 12:11).
Gordon continues to receive invitations to minister and preach the gospel all around the world. Because of your prayerful help, he does not charge fees to these churches or ministries that invite him, regardless of their size. Like the Apostle Paul, Gordon is led by the Holy Spirit, and asks for a love offering/gift to allow him to continue to accept invitations anywhere in the world.
Please pray and continue to be a “cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7) asking Jesus how you can contribute. Please continue to help us to increase the harvest of people of all ages into the Kingdom of God (Jn. 4:35).
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“ALL I COULD DO IS SPEAK IN TONGUES” (ACTS 2:4)
A woman and her friend came to see me where her friend asked a lot of questions regarding the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, tongues and how the Holy Spirit guided people. I mentioned how the disciples were saved first and didn't receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit until later. “How long would I have to wait?” she asked. “There is no waiting period!" I answered. I can pray with you right now and you will receive the Holy Spirit and begin to speak in tongues” (Mk. 16:17; Acts 2:4). “Then let’s do it!” she replied. Then the woman who initially brought her interjected, “Well, I’d like to be Baptized with the Holy Spirit too!” Praise the Lord!
I laid hands on both of them and they both received; speaking out loud in their tongues languages as the Holy Spirit enabled them. Afterwards they stayed for our house church. At the end of the meeting, one of the ladies remarked “Every time I opened my mouth to say something, all I could do was to speak in tongues and it was wonderful!”
"MAN RECEIVES HEALING AS HE GOES REELING BACKWARDS" (MK. 16:18)
At "The Church on the Way", Sudbury, Ontario, where Jack Dominique is the Pastor, a 60 year old man asked for healing prayer for his heart and also to be renewed in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As we prayed together (first in English, and then in tongues), he tried to resist falling down. Instead he went reeling backwards about 8 feet, like he had wheels on his feet. Then finally he fell to the floor laughing, while continuing to pray in tongues. He had been healed! Praise the Lord!
“WOMAN'S BREATH IS SWEETER THAN HONEY” (PS. 119:103)
A woman in her 40’s said, “I have bad breath. My dentist sent me to see my doctor and the tests revealed nothing. He suggested that it must be a spiritual problem. I was saved, but I've never been Baptized in the Holy Spirit.”
With her permission, I laid my hand on her neck, and prayed. She received the Holy Spirit as she fell to the floor speaking in her new tongues language. Her breath was transformed to the sweet smell of honey! Praise the Lord for His goodness!
“HEART PALPITATIONS ARE AN INVITATION TO PRAY IN TONGUES” (2 TIM. 2:6–7)
At a meeting in St. Catharines, Ontario, a man in his 50’s explained, “I have a problem that causes me to have heart palpitations. After many tests, my doctor couldn't find nothing wrong with me.”
“Did you have prayer to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet?” I asked. “I had prayer a couple of years ago, but nothing ever happened!” he replied. “Yes something did happen alright," I told him. "But since you didn't speak in your tongues language (Mk. 16:17; Acts 4:2) as you ought to have done, you're now experiencing heart palpitations as a residual effect. This is caused by the Holy Spirit attempting to get you to speak out in your new language. This allows the Holy Spirit to be your counsellor and guide."
I prayed with him to stir up the Gift of the Holy Spirit and to release his tongues. Once he spoke out loud in his tongues language, the palpitations stopped! He had in fact received his spiritual language before, but he needed to pray in his new tongues daily. This is how the Holy Spirit shows us Jesus’ plans for our lives (Jn. 16:8–15; Rev. 2:7). Amen!
Yours in Jesus,
Copyright © 2018. The Gordon Williams Evangelistic Association. All rights reserved.
The Jesus Guarantee!
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances" (Ezekiel 36:26-28).
A woman came to our Welland House Church meeting in Fonthill, Ontario and asked, “How can I be sure that when I pray I will receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?”
I quoted her Luke 11:13 in the bible:
“If you, who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
She understood the parable and invited me to pray for her. We prayed together believing in faith for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
She received Jesus' guarantee, and began speaking in tongues effortlessly as the Holy Spirit enabled her (Acts 2:4).
When we become right before Jesus (Matt. 6:33); believe in faith and pray, He responds quickly and doesn't hold back (Matt. 7:7).
"The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry" (Psalm 34:15).
"Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,..." (1 Cor. 12:7-9)
At a meeting in St Johns, New Brunswick, a 50 year old man responded to a “word of knowledge” I spoke out while in a service. “There is a man here who has been experiencing deterioration of his eyes. If you will come forward for prayer, you will be healed.”
A man responded to the message, and came to me at the altar to claim his healing (Matt. 21:22). “I have blurred vision in both my eyes, and they are deteriorating. Please pray for me,” he said earnestly.
In agreement, we laid hands on him (my prayer team and I), first praying for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then for his eyes to be healed (James 5:14-15). The man received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, praising God in his new tongues language.
Fifteen minutes later, he returned to me and said in excitement, "The blurring in my eyes was almost gone!” Remembering when Jesus prayed for the blind man a second time, I prayed for him again (Mk. 8:22-25), and this time, his eyes were completely healed! We rejoiced together, laughing and praising Jesus for his miracle healing!
"They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly." (Mark 8:22-25)
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